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In addition to the Go-Ride Rules above, the club has signed up to a code of conduct as part of the Sport England Clubmark process.  These rules are important considerations for any rider representing Wigmore CC, outside of the club environment at events or competitions.

 

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Code of Conduct for Young People

Name of club:  Wigmore Cycling Club

As a member of the club you are expected to abide by the following code by:

  Arriving for training and competition in good time to prepare properly

  Wearing suitable kit (including a helmet) and clothing for all cycling activity sessions, as agreed with the coach

  Warming up and cooling down properly on all occasions

  Playing within the rules and respecting officials and all their decisions

  Being a good sport by applauding all good performances, in all cycling disciplines, whether they are made by your club or the opposition

  Controlling your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and other riders, or deliberately distracting/provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport

  Working equally hard for yourself and your club. Remember, your club’s performance will benefit, and so will you

  Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their preferences, gender, age, ability, disability, cultural background or religion

  Paying any fees promptly and with correct administration

  Abiding by the rule that junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions

  Abiding by the rule that junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club’s premises or whilst representing the club

  Treating all participants in cycling as you like to be treated - not bullying or taking unfair advantage of another participant

  Cooperating with your coach, club-mates and opponents. Remember, without them there would be no competition

  Thanking officials and opponents after competition

 

·       Thanking Parents for their support in your cycling activities

 

·       Respecting equipment belonging to other members or the club, and taking care of personal equipment at all times.


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Code of Conduct for Adults


Name of club:  Wigmore Cycling Club

As a parent/carer of a member of the club, you are expected to abide by the following code by:

   Informing the coach of any specific health requirements or medical conditions of your child in advance of the coaching session by completion of a Club Membership form or a Parental Consent form

   Advising the coach if your child has to leave early or is being collected by someone other than a parent/carer, giving details of the arrangement including who will be collecting your child, when and at what time

   Encouraging your child to learn the rules / code of conduct and follow them

   Discouraging unfair play and arguing with officials

   Helping your child to recognise good performance, not just results

   Setting a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all

   Never punishing or abusing a child for losing or making mistakes

   Publicly accepting officials’ judgements and teaching children to do likewise

   Supporting your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport

   Using correct and proper language at all times

   Remembering that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours

   Supporting all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities

   Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, disability, cultural background or religion

   Showing appreciation and respect for coaches, officials and administrators. Remember, without them, your child could not participate

 

·       Encouraging participation in any of the cycling disciplines that are accessible.

 

·      Encouraging young members to promote the club to the best of their ability by role modelling appropriate behaviour at all times while representing the club

 

·       Supervising all children under 8 at any club coaching sessions or rides to assist club officials


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Please note:  Failure to adhere to the above code of conduct could lead to dismissal from the club by any rider or parent and rider associated with misconduct.